The Thirst

The Thirst : The compulsive eleventh Harry Hole novel from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

4.18 (37,062 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.18 (37,062 ratings by Goodreads)

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HARRY HOLE IS BACK! The blistering new SUNDAY TIMES number one bestseller!

A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON

'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 38mm | 385g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781784705107
  • 35,564

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An extremely gruesome journey to the darker recesses of human nature, this grisly treat will delight Nesbo's fans Mirror
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Expertly plotted with vividly drawn characters, frenetic police chases and philosophising villains [...] Expect to be thoroughly entertained * Crime Fiction Lover * Fast-moving...stunning * Sunday Times * [The Thirst is] a breath-taking reading experience... Nesbo is the master when it comes to building a long and increasingly steep dramatic curve... The pace in The Thirst is somewhat calmer than in the previous Harry Hole books, more of a waltz than a rock and roll, until we're a bit more than halfway through. But from there on, it's full on action with blood gushing and splattering until the last page is turned * Verdens Gang, Norway * The Thirst like its stablemates is a bulky but zippy 500-pager which never loiters in one place for long. Nesbo keeps you guessing with his usual bag of tricks, making everyone seem a little suspect (or almost everyone). His cynicism about bent coppers and unscrupulous journalists is an inexhaustible and entertaining sideshow...if you liked the other ten, you'll greedily sink your teeth into this * Arts Desk * Jo Nesbo is on top form... [The Thirst is] a spell-binding story about brutal crimes and ambitions gone astray * Dagbladet, Norway *
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About Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst, Macbeth and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 55 million copies around the world.

When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat.

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